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If you are searching for a particular article, pattern, recipe or advertisment etc. from the Australian Women's Weekly, this database can help you identify the issue and page number and will provide a description of the content, however this is not a database of AWW content. To locate the source material it is recommended you contact your state library, most of which have an extensive AWW archive. The Australian National Library also has a complete archive
, and the Flinders University library
has a collection of original magazines
that were used for this project.
About the Index
The Australian Women's Weekly 1946-71 Index
is a collaborative research project produced by researchers in the Women's Studies Department
at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. Key authors are Barbara Baird, Kate Borrett and Kylie O'Connell. Funding has been provided by the Australian Research Council
, Flinders University
and Australian Consolidated Press Publishing
The Index is part of a larger research project and was conducted as a preliminary task to the writing of a cultural analysis of the Australian Women's Weekly over the period 1946-71. It has been created principally to suit the research project which has generated it.
That project was conducted at the Flinders University Women's Studies Department by Chief Investigators Professors Lyndall Ryan and Susan Sheridan. A book that analyses this material, Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women's Weekly in the Postwar Years, was published in 2002 by University of New South Wales Press (by Susan Sheridan, with Barbara Baird, Kate Borrett and Lyndall Ryan).
The Australian Women's Weekly 1946-71 Index offers a detailed index of the Australian Women's Weekly in the years 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966 and 1971. Our decision to adopt a 'slice approach', to index only one year in every five for the period 1946 to 1971, was to place priority on a detailed index of six years over the twenty-five year period rather than a much less thorough index of all twenty-five years.
The years we have chosen to index have their highlights - the first Women's Weekly Paris Fashion Parades in 1946, the Communist Party Referendum Bill and the fiftieth anniversary of Federation celebrations in 1951, the introduction of television and the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, and so on.
If you require any further information about the Australian Women's Weekly 1946-71 Index or information on the larger research project, Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women's Weekly in the Postwar Years, University of NSW Press, 2002 (with Barbara Baird, Kate Borrett and Lyndall Ryan), please contact:
Women's Studies Department
Faculty of Social Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide
South Australia, 5001
Phone: +618 8201 3437
Fax: +618 8201 2566